I see you clinging, stereotyping just to feel comfort, just to belong
Desperate for meaning to make sense of your life
Let me try to make you understand...
You got it wrong

You're not gonna catch me waving flags over my head
Looking straight and standing tall
I refuse to build the wall by adding my own bricks
That separate us all

I'd rather die than be a part of your pride

This ain't the homeland they've written books on
Never have been there, how would you know
Following footsteps that will get you nowhere
And living by some rules that were made up one hundred years ago

You're not gonna find me digging through my family tree
Just to find out who I am
I don't need to know that I'm linked to some murderer
To live on the same land

I'd rather die than be a part of your pride

So it looks like I'll be here for a long time now
Some things are better left mysteries
Can't change the future when living in the past
So do what you want and I'll decide my own history

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Pride song meanings
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    General Commentthe dialogue in the beginning of the song is from American Beauty. Angela tells Jane the boy she likes is a freak and you know how it goes after that.

    And I don't think the message is extreme when telling you to cut all strings attaching you to your past, and to who you already were when you were born. I guess the point is to let go of all that history, all the division of classes and backgrounds and make your own path with total freedom. and if you cut the links to the past, you do it either way it is a good or bad past. so you let go of pride and shame or fear, you are yourself, new and free.
    lampadaon May 18, 2007   Link

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